New and Upcoming Books

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these articles, so let’s take a look at some new and upcoming book releases, shall we?

Son by Lois Lowry.

This released on October 2 of this year.  Honestly, I didn’t even know it existed until my little sister startled practically jumping up and down with excitement.  She loves The Giver series and has ordered it from the bookstore, but I’m not quite so sure about it.  I mean, The Giver itself was published in 1993!  Even Messenger, the supposed last book in the trilogy was published in 2004.  8 years is a long time to take a break from any book world, but it should be interesting to see how Lois Lowry ties the story of Water Claire in with Jonas.  Expect a review soon as soon as I pry the book from my sister’s hands!

Wilde’s Meadow by Krystal Wade.

Wilde’s Meadow is a book I’m eagerly looking forward to and I won’t have to wait much longer because the release date is November 5.  Krystal Wade, in her cruelty, has been taunting me on Twitter for many months about the trilogy and in one conversation she said she cried while writing the end.  That does not spell a happy ending for the poor lovers.  Am I predicting an operatic tragedy?  No, but I don’t think the trilogy will have a sunshine and roses ending either.  If you haven’t already read Krystal Wade’s amazing debut trilogy, I highly suggest you go and buy yourself Wilde’s Fire right now.  You won’t regret it.

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa.

This is one of the books I received from NetGalley, but it won’t be released to the general public until October 23.  As someone who immensely enjoyed her Iron Fey series, I can tell you that the new Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten trilogy is a worthwhile read.  Fans will fall in love with Ethan Chase, who is now eighteen and in danger from the world of Faery, just like his sister once was.  He’s an interesting character and of course, we get to see some old favourites from the first Iron Fey series.  Prophecies, doomed love, forbidden love and action…you couldn’t ask for more in a spin-off trilogy.

Venom by Fiona Paul.

This is one of the few books I’ve never read, never heard about until now that has actually made me excited for its release.  Taking place in Renaissance Italy, a time period that has been woefully neglected, it promises love, murder and intrigue.  I suspect it will be more of a fantasical historical fiction than a straight historical fiction, but I do enjoy those just as much.  The series name, Secrets of the Eternal Rose is also pretty eye-catching, so Fiona Paul will be an author to watch.  Venom releases on October 30, 2012.

Well, these are the books I’m excited about this month.  How about you?

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